Did you know that tomatoes, an every day cooking ingredient, is a powerhouse of nutritional benefits for your skin and hair? Tomatoes are full of vitamins A and C – substances found in many acne-treating medicines and ointments. The high acid content in tomatoes help your body treat certain rashes and acne.

Tomatoes also contain anti-oxidants, a natural anti-aging agent. Lycopene, a substance found in tomatoes, acts as a natural sunscreen, helping you protect your skin against harsh UV rays. Studies say that consuming at least 16 milligrams of lycopene everyday decreases cellular damage, which result in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

A lot of hair care products also contain tomato extracts as one of their ingredients due to the high amount of Vitamins A, B,C and E found within the fruit. So whether you consider the tomato a fruit or a vegetable, its benefits to your skin and hair are definitely undeniable.

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